Amore Amari

Next week, there is going to be a lot of celebrating. Whether you’re raising a green pint to say SLÁINTE and cheer St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) or raising a glass of wine to say SALUTE for Italian Unification Day (also March 17 – both events, same day!), toasts will be made and glasses will… Continue reading Amore Amari

Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Sssshhhhh! Don’t tell a s(e)oul, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret we discovered during a recent trip. In Seoul, hidden behind not one, but two doors, lies a secret speakeasy.  I’m not kidding, this feels like an honest to goodness speakeasy in downtown Seoul! As with any speakeasy, it is… Continue reading Secret Seoul Speakeasy

1000 Miglia

Zoom! Zoom! If you live in Toronto, tomorrow (February 17 – 26, 2017) is the start of the Canadian International Auto Show, a great event for car enthusiasts and potential new car owners. However, if you need an excuse for a trip to Italy in May, and you are an antique car buff, the 1000… Continue reading 1000 Miglia

Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

The month of February has many things going for it. It is the shortest month of the year, with 28 days. It is the quirkiest month of the year, with that leap day showing up every 4 years. Valentine’s Day on February 14th arguably makes February the most romantic month of the year. But what February… Continue reading Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day! Groundhog Day! Let’s hope that the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow and winter will be over soon. I never want six more weeks of winter. Snow! Cold! Shovelling! ICK! I am so over winter! Why exactly do we trust our weather forecasting to a furry little rodent? Punxsutawney Phil (the American Groundhog) only… Continue reading Groundhog Day!

In the Kitchen for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

If you are ever at a loss for what to make for dinner, and you are Heston Blumenthal, you ask yourself one simple question: WWHVIIIE? What would Henry VIII Eat? Dinner by Heston Blumenthal sets out to answer that very question. The extremely creative menu is based on historic British food as researched by the… Continue reading In the Kitchen for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Checking Out Cecchini’s

If Fionn McCool was the giant of legend said to have built the “Giant’s Causeway” in Ireland, I think Dario Cecchini might be the giant of legend that put Panzano in Chianti on the map. How else can you explain the daily pilgrimage of foodies and fun-lovers who take the winding road to end up… Continue reading Checking Out Cecchini’s